Technology is the government’s oldest best friend

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Recently we have all most likely have heard the news concerning the National Security Agency (NSA) is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon. This is extremely disturbing and while I have my own personal opinions as to what is or is not acceptable, this has clearly crossed the lines of trust in my humble opinion. In what world do we live that the government can simply cast a net so vast as to have this type of data for the purpose of seeking out those who are conducting illegal activities? I have heard others say that if you are doing nothing wrong then you should not be concerned. I have also heard our representatives state that this has been occurring for years and the data is used for security reasons. in fact, Harry Reid said Right now I think everyone should just calm down and understand that this isn’t anything that is brand new, it’s been going on for some seven years, and we have tried to often to try to make it better and work and we will continue to do that. To those that say if you do nothing wrong and you …

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What makes a home office

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As more and more companies are allowing workers to telecommute, I thought I would look at that makes up the perfect home office from my point of view. From my personal experience very few employers provide either little to no equipment, which leaves the employee in complete control of the design of the office. I would hope that you already protect your home with some type of security. I have used ADT Home Security for years and I could not be happier with the service as well as the peace of mind. What type of desk works best for you any why? I am not entirely happy with my current setup, but the fact is that it is functional and works for what I need. While there is no easy way to showcase a desk because often all the wires and cables makes it look like one large disorganized mess. With that said, here is my current setup, which makes use of the corners in the room. My primary desk is what I call my daily driver where I perform personal activities that are non-work related. The equipment here is as follows: Lenovo IdeaCentre K330B Performance Desktop Acer H213H LCD …

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Bad Mobile Manners Lead To Rage

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A new poll conducted by Intel reveals that our mobile manners are decreasing. This isn’t shocking. However, there are a few stats that are shocking. This poll surveyed 2,000 people. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 91% of them stated that they believed our “mobile manners” are decreasing year after year. When asked if they had poor mobile manners, only 20% of them replied yes. Upon ready the survey I must say that I was not surprised to see the results. I’m not saying that I condone the use rather that I see such poor manners each and every day. Let me ask you this. Have you ever walked into your local grocery store, favorite restaurant, or stopped to get gas only to have someone standing in front of you with a cell phone glued to their ear? I’m sure you have and you most likely you was in a hurry only to realize the idiot on the phone has no care in the world except for the conversation happening in their own little world. Here is an idea, the next technology breakthrough should come in the form a killing cell phone signals as soon as you enter a business establishment …

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The Fun And Sad Times Of A Software Developer’s Life

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If you’re thinking of joining the ranks of developers’ let this be a warning to you. I will leave the decision up to you as to if you think becoming a developer is still a good idea after you watch the following videos. I can speak to my own experience that the life is a mixed bag of tricks and definitely has its ups and downs, but I would not trade it for anything in the world. Well except for maybe a promotion! Sadness Removing Barriers Fun Real Intelligence Working With Others Skilled Communications Life And Death Decisions As you have saw, a software developer’s life is unique to say the very least. Do you have what it takes?

Printer Friendly Web Pages

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While I personally do print a great deal of web pages I do find myself from time to time running across an article that I want to to keep and a bookmark is something I do not want to use. Print is something that you can file away to ensure that the information is available to you at any point in time. The one thing that drives me nuts is those sites that do not provide printer friendly versions of content or if they do it contains logos and other unnecessary images. Everyone has their own idea when it comes to this topic and while I tend to lean to 100% text when it comes to printer friendly pages there are exceptions to this rule. Just use common sense in this area and you will do fine. Take the following as good example of 100% text: How To Implement Printer Friendly Pages There are a number of ways you can do this and I will touch on two. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Third Party Sources Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) A print style sheet works basically in the same manner as the screen type with a slight difference which is to …

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